ROC Pride Collective is a community-based coalition dedicated to celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride in the Greater Rochester area! The group was formed in July 2021 in response to the community’s desire to see the Pride Parade return after a two-year absence. The Pride Collective includes volunteers from the LGBTQ+ community and representatives from nonprofits. Money raised by the ROC Pride Collective supports Pride events throughout Rochester, and 10% of the proceeds are donated to support Rochester Black Pride.
"We condemn all forms of discrimination and hate – especially concerning sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, race, ethnicity and ability."
ROC Pride Collective is committed to empowering ALL local LGBTQ+ individuals and their allies. We condemn all forms of discrimination and hate – especially concerning sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, race, ethnicity and ability. In all of our events, we strive to create safe, open spaces where all participants can feel comfortable to be their authentic selves.
ROC Pride Collective stands firmly against racism in our community and in society at large. We are united in our commitment to have PRIDE events that celebrate, uplift and empower all communities, including communities of color.
People with disabilities must be able to obtain or enjoy the same goods, activities, entertainment, services, and benefits that are available to other members of the public. The ROC Pride Collective pledges to provide information about accessibility prior to its events, and to provide accommodations for people with disabilities to the greatest extent possible. For more information, please contact Susanna Speed and Sam Brett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Groups Represented in the ROC Pride Collective
We're proud to announce that Michael Gamilla and Carolyn Zook have been named Pride Grand Marshal and the Pride Honorary Marshal of the 2022 Rochester Pride Parade and Festival.
Michael Gamilla | Grand Marshal
Carolyn Zook | Pride Honorary Marshal
New members are always welcome! The Pride Collective meets once a month. For more information, please email us at email@example.com.
Susanna Speed | Co-chair
Sam Brett | Co-chair